Calendar

Jul
25
Tue
Hospice & Nursing Home Partnerships: Balancing Regulation with Quality
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Jul
26
Wed
Aligning Practice with Evidence @ Islands Hospice
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

Kokua Mau is once again hosting a virtual palliative care conference: “Aligning Practice with Evidence”. The high quality, state of the art live-stream conference will be for 2 half-days on July 26 and 27, in Honolulu.

The virtual conference is organized and presented by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).

This is a great chance to earn continuing education credits from national experts without having to leave home.  For the latest (updated) Conference Program please visit the NHPCO website.

2017 Virtual Conference Objectives:

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current state of evidence-based practice in hospice and palliative care;
  • Discern the accuracy and quality of evidence in hospice and palliative care;
  • Identify common clinical approaches/practices that are not evidence-based and discuss evidence-based alternatives.

As we have done in the past years, we meet at a central location in Honolulu, this year at Islands Hospice, for both days to watch the presentations together, starting at 6:30 am HST (12:30 PM EST).

  • Please arrive early, we start at 6:30am sharp, since this is in the afternoon on the East Coast.
  • Coffee, drinks, breakfast and snacks will be generously provided by Islands Hospice.
  • We will send details via email to registered participants only about location, room number, parking etc.

There is a discount for Kokua Mau members. If your employer is a member, you qualify for the member discount. Please check our list of Kokua Mau members.

If you are not a member and always wanted to join or renew your membership, you might as well get the member discount by clicking here and becoming a member.

•••  Now to the tricky part: The Registration  •••

The Constant Contact event software requires you to register for each day separately.

Please register twice (for July 26 AND July 27) if you want to participate in the entire 2-day conference and get the discount.

You can register for one or both days, with a discount if you attend both days.

KM Members both days       $40
KM Members Day 1 7/26     $25
KM Members Day 2 7/27     $25

Non-members both days      $65
Non-members Day 1 7/26    $40
Non-members Day 2 7/27    $40

How to register for both days?

After you registered for one day below click on the link  “Go back to Event Page” to register for the second day.  You will see that the only way to accommodate the two day discount is to charge you 50% each day, or $20 for Kokua Mau members and $35.50 for Non-Kokua Mau members respectively.

Seating is limited.  Sign up today.

Note: There is an additional $30 processing fee for continuing education credit for Counselors, Nurses, APRN, Physicians and Social Workers. Available only through NHCPO directly online after the conference. CE/CME are only available if you watch the sessions live. More

Click here to register.

Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) @ Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day

Safe ​Kids ​Worldwide ​will ​host ​its ​biennial ​Childhood ​Injury ​Prevention ​Convention ​(PREVCON) ​July ​26 ​– ​29, ​2017 ​at ​the ​Baltimore ​Marriott ​Waterfront ​in ​Baltimore, ​Maryland. ​PREVCON ​will ​offer ​dynamic ​sessions ​and ​plenaries ​addressing ​new ​research ​and ​trends ​in ​childhood ​injury ​prevention, ​innovative ​programs ​and ​strategies ​to ​enhance ​the ​overall ​act ​of ​your ​efforts. ​This ​year ​we ​are ​opening ​the ​conference ​up ​to ​injury ​prevention ​professionals ​in ​addition ​to ​the ​expertise ​of ​our ​Safe ​Kids ​network. ​We ​want ​to ​bring ​together ​a ​diverse ​set ​of ​stakeholders ​from ​across ​the ​U.S. ​and ​around ​the ​world ​to ​share ​research ​and ​evidence-based ​practices ​for ​protecting ​children ​on ​the ​move, ​at ​home, ​and ​at ​play.

Registration

ESRD QIP: Proposed Rule for Payment Year 2021 Listening Session
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn about provisions in the CY 2018 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule, including plans for the program in Payment Years (PY) 2019, 2020, and 2021. Topics include:

  • ESRD QIP legislative framework
  • Proposed measures, standards, scoring method, and payment reduction scale for PY 2021
  • Proposed modifications to PY 2019 and PY 2020 activities
  • Methods for reviewing and commenting on the proposed rule

If time allows, we will open the lines for feedback. Note: feedback received during the listening session will not be considered formal comments on the rule. See the proposed rule for information on submitting these comments by the close of the 60-day comment period on August 28.

Target Audience: Dialysis clinics and organizations, nephrologists, hospitals with dialysis units, billers/coders, and quality improvement experts.

Jul
27
Thu
Clinical-Community Partnerships & 2-1-1 Technology to Improve Early Childhood Development | Research in Progress Webinar
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Taking Counseling to the Next Level: Applying Techniques/Interventions to Challenging Situations
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Aug
2
Wed
National Association of Local Boards of Health – 25th Annual Conference
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

We are looking forward to 2017 being a historic year, as NALBOH is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.  NALBOH’s history began in Ohio. NALBOH leaders are looking forward to holding the 2017 conference in Ohio to celebrate the Past, Present and Future of the national voice for Boards of Health.

Make plans now to join NALBOH in Cleveland, OH.

Registration

National Association of Local Boards of Health 2017 Annual Conference
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day

We are looking forward to 2017 being a historic year, as NALBOH is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.  NALBOH’s history began in Ohio. NALBOH leaders are looking forward to holding the 2017 conference in Ohio to celebrate the Past, Present and Future of the national voice for Boards of Health.

Registration

Aug
3
Thu
Hospice Billing Series: Part 1 of 3: Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Aug
10
Thu
Participation in Bundled Payment Initiatives
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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